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Massachusetts Revokes Permit for Springfield Biomass Plant

It turns out the state listened to the air quality arguments, after all.

Air Pollution, All posts, Massachusetts

Estonian law student takes on state-owned Finnish forestry company in battle to save her childhood singing fields

Case could make it easier for communities and NGOs to protect forests across Estonia, where vital woodland has been decimated by industrial logging

All posts, European Policy, Forests, International, Litigation

MA Pushes to Greenlight Subsidies for Polluting Biomass Power Plants

As the MA legislature is poised to vote on whether it wants polluting biomass in its clean energy legislation, the Baker administration tries to roll back other hard-won rules that limit this dirty energy source.

All posts, Massachusetts, Subsidies

PFPI Statement on Selection of Tom Vilsack as USDA Secretary

Biden taps Vilsack for agriculture post – can we afford more business as usual?

All posts, US Federal Policy, US Work, Washington DC

Korean solar industry makes unprecedented legal challenge to “green” credentials of biomass energy

Canadian citizen joins suit against Korean government alleging irreparable harm to forests and climate from use of British Columbia wood pellets

Air Pollution, All posts, Biomass basics, Carbon emissions, International, Litigation, wood_pellets

MA House Climate Bill Would Promote Biomass Power Plants as “Non-Carbon Emitting Sources”

Proposed legislation throws a lifeline to a biomass plant developers keep trying to build in an environmental justice community in Springfield MA

Air Pollution, All posts, Massachusetts

An Ambitious Climate Plan that Doesn’t Waste Time on False Solutions

The US Climate Action Network (USCAN) Vision for Equitable Climate Action roundly rejects biomass energy and offers a progressive plan for saving the planet

All posts, Forests, US Work

“Paper Tiger” report shows new EU biomass rules greenlight increased forest destruction

Analysis supports appeal of lawsuit against EU on forest biomass

Carbon emissions, European Policy, Forests, International, Main reports, Reports, Slider content

EU Biomass Case Denied Access to The Courts

Paying people to burn wood for energy and simply counting the emissions as zero, as the EU now does, is hollowing out forests and actually increasing GHG emissions. Stopping this practice is essential climate mitigation – which is what we desperately need.

Air Pollution, All posts, Biomass basics, Carbon emissions, European Policy, International, Litigation

April 7 Webinar: The threat to forests and climate from burning forest biomass

Mobilizing comments to the EU on the 2030 Climate Target Initiative

All posts, Announcements, Biomass basics


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